Previously, we declared new releases from KATIE, Modest Mouse, The O’Jays, Leven Kali and BlumBros to be the Best New Tracks of that week. Now, we’re spotlighting new projects, videos and records from DonMonique, FKi 1st & UnoTheActivist, Dave B, Lil Tjay, TOKiMONSTA and Jack Harlow. You can check out our Best New Tracks roundup for this week below.
DonMonique – “Chocolate Bunny”
DonMonique drops the video for “Chocolate Bunny,” a track off her latest project Black Kate Moss, which dropped late last year.
“‘Chocolate Bunny’ comes off of her latest project Black Kate Moss, which the name alone brings to mind a range of attitudes due to the model’s illustrious career serving looks,” she said in a recent interview.
She adds, “For this particular music video I definitely wanted it to be sexy without me actually having to put all the sex appeal in it myself which is why I had my girls in it as well. I think just because you’re dancing around with women in a video isn’t not considered ‘classy’ nowadays, especially in the music industry. Guys do worse in their videos and no one treats them any different. At the end of the day I look at all of this as entertainment and as long as I know how to carry myself properly in everyday life that’s really what’s important.”
FKi 1st & UnoTheActivist – “Live A Lil”
FKi 1st and UnoTheActivist drop the official video for “Live A Lil,” a record off FKi’s Good Gas, Vol. 2 tape that was released last year. The record has surpassed 10 million plays and sparked the viral #livealilchallenge.
“Live A Lil” video was filmed on 4/20 at the Coachella Good Gas event. Good Gas is FKi 1st’s project in collaboration with Mad Decent which includes a mixtape series, events, merchandise and more. Good Gas, Vol. 3 will be dropping very soon
Dave B – “CPU Luv.”
Seattle’s rapper and crooner Dave B releases the lead single and music video “CPU Luv” from his sophomore album BLEU, which is due June 7. On the Sango and Wax Roof-produced track, Dave B craves the same love that encapsulates his peers with their digital devices, so enamored with their online fantasy life that they become disconnected with reality around them.
Dave explains, “Love me like you do your computer, love. I don’t require hella attention but I don’t think anyone likes to repeat themselves. I think we were in LA or some shit n I just noticed how shorty and all the homies just be locked into their phones to the point where niggas became unresponsive. That’s kind of what it is for this generation I feel like, so I wrote this.”
The video is directed by Lea Godoy and Kyle McCarty.
Lil Tjay – “Releases” featuring Jay Critch
Lil Tjay links with Jay Critch for his latest track “Ruthless.” The track showcases Tjay compelling storytelling using his melodic delivery while rapping about his struggles and rise to the top.
He recently wrapped being on his first tour with Lil Mosey and will make his first appearance at Rolling Loud later this month.
TOKiMONSTA – Young Art Sound II
Young Art Records and TOKiMONSTA release their highly anticipated
Young Art Sound II project. The new album features 2017’s Young Art Sound compilation. The LP is a collection featuring original music from TOKiMONSTA and other artists such as MNDR, L-Vis 1990, Manila Killa, Two Fresh, HOLLY and more
Speaking on the series, TOKiMONSTA said: “The music industry has been referred to as an over-saturated space, but this compilation series is my way of breaking through the noise. I simply want to share new artists with people willing to trust in me. Though I am known as a musician and performer, I am a music lover first. The shared music and discovered music created the artist I am today. Now, I get to share other talented up and coming artists with an audience willing to give them a moment of their time. In the end, creating and influencing a new generation of music creators and lovers.”
Jack Harlow – “DRIP DROP” Featuring Cyhi the Prynce
Jack Harlow drops the video for “Drip Drop” featuring Cyhi the Prynce. The record is a single of Harlow’s Loose project, which dropped last year. The Black and White video, which is directed by Spudds McKenzie, finds the two rappers painting, showing off their best dance moves and goofying around.